Institutional Review Board Seminar

Clinical Protocol Complexity: Negative Impact and Opportunities to Improve Study Success

April 16, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Kenneth Getz, MBA
Director of Sponsored Research, Associate Professor at the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University School of Medicine
Scaife Hall, Auditorium 6
Sponsored by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) & Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Patty Orndoff, RN, MEd
IRB Manager, Technology & Instructional Development


During the past several decades, the scope and administration burden of clinical trial protocols has increased dramatically.  This talk reviews more than a decade of scholarly study conducted by a research team at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Trends in the scientific and operating complexity of protocol designs will be discussed.  The impact of protocol complexity on clinical trial durations and patient recruitment and retention effectiveness will also be presented.  The talk will culminate with a discussion of new opportunities to optimize study design and improve study feasibility and success.

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